|Object type||Black & white - Print silver gelatin|
|Date made||June 1917|
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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Group photograph of officers of the 12th Field Artillery, AIF, taken just before the battle of ...
Group photograph of officers of the 12th Field Artillery, AIF, taken just before the battle of Messines. Identified in the back row from the left to right: Lieutenant (Lt) Harry King Barraclough (later awarded Military Cross (MC)); Lt Allan Ogilvie Smith (later Captain); Lt Brian Irvine Keys (later awarded Croix de Guerre); Unknown; Unknown; Unknown Interpreter attached from the Foreign Legion; Lt George Hill Adams (later Lieutenant Colonel and awarded MC); and Lt Frank Peter Mountjoy (later awarded MC).
Second row from left to right: Lt Leonard Cariston Seton (later awarded MC and Bar); Unknown; Lt Eric Vane Doddemeade; Unknown; Lt William Thomas Needs (later awarded MC); Lt Frank Levy (later promoted to Major); Lt Gilbert Macarthur Goldfinch; Captain (Capt) Ivan Coronel Hains, Medical Officer and three unknown officers.
Third row from left to right: Capt Hugh Richard Hallard (later Major and awarded Distinguished Service Order); Unknown; Major (Maj) George Ellis, 45th Battery (Bty); Maj Robert Harold Thomson, 47th Bty (later awarded MC); Lieutenant Colonel Reginald Lee Rex Rabett, Commanding Officer (later awarded Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George); Maj Eric Walter Richards, 112th Howitzer Bty; Maj R.C. McKay 46th Bty; Unknown; and Capt Henry John Frederick Coe, Adjutant.
At the front from left to right: Lt Lawrence Hurley Callinan (died of wounds in France on 9 September 1918); and Capt Weston, a British Horsemaster who was attached to the unit.